Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color: B304, B500 and H312 - Review and Swatches

Hi beauties!

MAKE UP FOR EVER released a new innovation of colour and customization with new Artist Face Color.  The collection features 34 highlighters, sculpting powders, and blushes.  You can mix and match to make endless colour combinations.  The formulas are available in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes.  One can create single, duo or trio palettes in any combination of the 18 blushes, 10 highlight or 10 contour shades.  I will be sharing the shades I chose below as well as swatches.

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Each pan retails for $29 and the empty mono, duo and trio palettes are $2.  Considering the quality of the palettes, this is a great deal.  The packaging is very sleek and convenient for taking it on-the-go.  The formula features "atomized pigments" which allows for an "intense colour" payoff.    I don't find them overly pigmented but are buildable.  I find you need to use a moderate hand or dense brush to get full coverage.  The powders have a satin feel to them and blend easily into the skin.  I went with two blushes and one highlighter instead of a sculpting shade.   The camel blush (B304) leaves a natural flush of colour on my skin tone.  As vibrant as shade B500 is swatched, it's not that dark on so don't be intimated by the shade.   It did take more effort to diffuse and blend but it does sheer out leaving a nice natural look.  I decided not to go with a typically gold highlighter that I'm usually drawn to and went with H312.  It reminded me of Becca Cosmetics' Blushed Copper which I love.  Shade H312 is slightly lighter than Blushed Copper.  It is shimmery but not over the top and is best suited for darker skin tones or as a blush topper.

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B304 - camel blush

B500 - plum blush

H312 - shimmery gold-copper highlight

Overall, I love the concept of creating your own palette.  There is a wide variety of shades available for the blush, sculpt and highlight powders.  You can differentiate between the three categories by the first letter of the shade name (B for Blush, S for Sculpting and H for Highlighter).  The blushes have a smooth velvety and dense texture.  I didn't experience any fall out with them.  There are better quality blushes out there as far as pigmentation.  If you like a  natural look then this would be great as they leave a seamless finish.

You can shop the Artist Face Color at Sephora and makeupforever.com.

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Have you tried these?

Samantha 

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Generation Beauty NYC Swag Bag Unboxing + Giveaway

Hi Beauties,

As some of you may already know I was recently in New York City for Gen Beauty.  I was invited as a creator by Ipsy and I wanted to share some pics from the event as well as what was inside the goodie bag.  There is also a huge giveaway at the end of the video and you're welcome to enter until October 15th.

Giveaway Rules:
- must be subscribed to my channel
- leave a comment below - anything you want (negative comments will get you blocked)
That's it!

Bonus entries:
- Follow my Instagram @mybeautyfavs and in your comment below let me know your IG handle
- subscribed to my blog www.mybeautyfavs.com

Contest ends: October 15, 8pm EST
Open Internationally
Unfollowers will be unblocked from future giveaways.

Winner will receive:

Nudestix Magnetic Matte lip colour - Sonogram

Mac Retro Matte liquid lip - Uniformly Fabulous

Royal and Langnickel Moda ComplexionPerfection 4pc makeup brush set

MUFE Skin Equalizer Primer

Physicians formula:
City Glow NYC Bronzer
 Butter Blush - Natural Glow

Pur cosmetics:
Pur cosmetics lip gloss - Chateau Kisses
Beauty blender

Essence Cosmetics:
Makeup Bag
Lash Princess Mascara
Rock n Doll Eyeliner
Matte Lipstick - Vibrant Shock
Colour Correcting Mattifying powder 10
Light up your Face Luminizer Palette
Satin Touch Blush - Satin Love
All About Chocolates eyeshadow palette

Pop Beauty Face Magnet Primer

Pixi Peel and Polish

Catrice cosmetics:
Makeup Bag
Lashes to Kill Mascara
Highlighter - Champagne
Primer
Camouflage Cream
Velvet Matte

Trestique lip crayon - Barcelona

Covergirl Tru naked Jewels eyeshadow palette

Kiss New York:
Halo Strobing Palette
Matte Velvet Lipstick - Egoism 11

Lock color cushion lip pen

Ciaté liquid velvet - Diva

Rimmel London:
Stay Matte liquid lip - Rossetto
Shake it Fresh Mascara

Dirty Little Secret:
Baked highlighter
Lipstick - Poison
Lip gloss - Spiced Latte

Kokie nail polish - Heavenly

Absolute New York:
Matte liquid eyeliner
2 Shimmer liquid eyeliner

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipsticks: Spice, Kiss and Soft Pink

Hi Beauties!

Anastasia Beverly Hills has recently added a full range of lipsticks to their line of beauty products.  Anastasia has already impressed us with her brow products, eyeshadow palettes, liquid lipsticks and highlighters.  Needless to say, I was super excited to try these lipsticks. There are 30 new matte lipstick shades in this collection ranging from nudes to vivid purples, pinks, and blues.  The lipsticks are said to have a full-pigment lip color with a smooth, ultra-matte finish.  They retail for $18 USD and $23 CAD and I purchased a few to test out.  Below you will be seeing swatches for shades Spice, Kiss and Soft Pink.

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The bullets come in an elegant shiny black and rose gold casing with the brand's logo printed on it.  The pointy tip of the lipsticks is perfect for applying with precision.  There is a slight tug when you apply these lipsticks.  I prefer to wear a balm under matte lipsticks so this helps with the tugging.  Wearing a balm under does cause some transfer but they last while eating light snacks.  They apply evenly and has an opaque coverage.  They are light weight, wear comfortably for 4-5 hours and are not drying.  Some shades are more creamy than others.  I personally like to touch up with a gloss throughout the day.  I don' t find them as moisturizing as the Tarte Color Splash lipsticks.  

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Spice - This is my favourite shade of the three listed.  It is described as an apricot peach shade.  It has warm undertones and an opaque matte finish.

Kiss - is described as a nude rose petal pink.  It's a very pretty mild shade of pink and has a semi matte finish with good colour payoff.

Soft Pink - is described as a blushing petal pink.  It has warm undertones with a matte finish.  I noticed this shade creep up into the lip crevices.  

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So far I'm enjoying the formula and coverage of these matte lipsticks.  I don't typically wear a lot of mattes but these aren't drying but they aren't moisturizing either.  I'm actually glad these don't have an "ultra matte" finish as advertised.   It was hard to choose which shades to get first because some look so similar to each other.  However, I do think there is a great range of shades that will be suited for all skin tones.  You can shop the Anastasia Matte Lipsticks at Sephora, Ulta, Macy's and anastasiabeverlyhills.com.  

Did anyone purchase these lipsticks?

Samantha 

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Colourpop Haul - Iluvsarahii Collection: $aucey Palette and Curvii Glossy Lip and Blow Me Away Shadow Palette - Review and Swatches

Hi Beauties!

I recently purchased a few items from Colourpop including items from the Iluvsarahii Collection as well as the Blow Me Away Shadow Palette.  I'm so glad I was able to pick up the eye palettes on sale for $12 USD regularly $18.  To my surprise, items from  Iluvsarahii Collection were still available.  I've been following Karen for awhile and I'm a big fan of her work.  The Blow Me Away Palette was released earlier this year as part of the brands Spring Collection I believe.  I thought I would share my review and swatches with you in case you haven't seen or heard much about the above-mentioned products.  Kindly keep scrolling for more information on each.  You can also skip to the video below for swatches.

Iluvsarahii Collection:

$aucey Pressed Powder Shadow Palette 

This is one of two limited edition palettes within the collection.  The palette features two mattes, one metallic and one duo-chrome shade.  It comes in a very chic cream sleeve with gold accents which resembles a crocodile pattern.  I love the coordinated mauve and plum tones of this palette as well as the pop of coral.  They go so well together to create a cohesive eye look as you will see below.  This is my first time trying Colourpop's pressed shadows and I have to say I'm pretty impressed.  All matte shades are soft, pigmented and very blendable.  The metallic shades were also soft and blendable but needed fix + and some building to achieve my desired intensity.  The shadows aren't powdery with no fallout and long wearing.  There are shades to create an entire eye look and I love the look I created.  Heavy Glam looks stunning in the inner corners of the eyes.

Heavy Glam: A vibrant duochrome orange with a pink flip
Chic Happens: A matte cool mauve
Lit: A vibrant metallic purple
Razy: A matte blackened plum

Curvii Ultra Glossy Lip

Curvii is one of the lip products in this collection.  It is said to be a "high shine gloss with medium-coverage, crème finish in a moisturizing and non-sticky, comfortable formula".  It definitely has a thick creamy finish and is not sticky.  It is a peachy nude but not recommended for tan skin.  When worn alone, it looks so pale on me.  I can only wear it over pink or nude lipsticks.  When layered, it looks very pretty and the formula is great.

L-R: Heavy Glam, Chic Happens, Lit, Razy shadows and Curvii gloss. 

L-R: Heavy Glam, Chic Happens, Lit, Razy shadows and Curvii gloss. 

Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

This quad features vibrant peachy coral tones that just scream summer.  It includes three matte and one duo-chrome shades.  I love the complementary colour selection of this palette.  The shades are highly pigmented, have great blendability and are soft to the touch.  Take a Break which is the duo-chrome shade, looks beautiful on the lid and brow bone.  Centerfold and Slim Fit are very bold and bright.  They are pressed pigments so I did experience a little fallout.  These two shades are also not recommended for the immediate eye area which I don't understand as they are eyeshadows but nonetheless, I just use them in my crease to be on the safe side.

Take a Break: duo-chrome peach with a subtle gold flip
Issues: matte pastel peach
Centerfold: matte vibrant coral
Slim Fit: matte hot red coral

L-R: Take a Break, Centerfold, Slim Fit and Issues.

L-R: Take a Break, Centerfold, Slim Fit and Issues.

Here's a look I created using the Iluvsarahii Collection.  You can find the product details listed here.

You can shop these items on Colourpop.com.

Samantha 

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Nudestix #BABEBOSS Faves Box - Review, Photos and Swatches

Hi Beauties,

Beauty blogger collabs are all the rage these days.  We've seen brands like Becca and Mac doing collaborations, and now Nudestix has jumped on the bandwagon with the launch of the #Babeboss Fave Box.  Five beauty vloggers have chosen their favourite Nudestix lipstick for this limited edition set.    The set includes six lip pencils in their popular matte, cream and gel formulas.  Each handpicked by Nudestix Co-Founders, Ally and Taylor and the vloggers below.   

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The #Babeboss Fave Box retails for $68 CAD with a $168 value and is sold on nudestix.com. The lip pencils are housed in a cute tin that has a mirror on the inside.  Also included are a sharpener and pamphlet with quotes from each vlogger describing their lipstick choice and formula descriptions are also listed.   There are two Magnetic Matte Lip Colors, two Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Colors, one Gel Colour Lip + Cheek and one Lip + Cheek Color.

Via Nudestix.ca:

Babe Boss [beyb bos]: 
noun 1. Someone who is an inspiration, confident, successful and embraces being their own beautiful self.

Ally & Taylor Frankel – Lip + Cheek Cream, Sin - the perfect rose nude for an added pop

@ssssamanthaa – Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm, Pulse - a glossy, nude that is über moisturizing and non-sticky

@iamkareno – Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Color, Stiletto – a sexy, red hot lip

@lynettecenee – Magnetic Matte Lip Color, Boho - a matte brown lip stain circa ‘60’s

@saythelees – Intense Matte Lip + Cheek, Purity – a soft matte, natural nude lip

@cydbee – Magnetic Matte Lip Color, Burgundy – a 60’s inspired rich matte corduroy

I love the colour range of the lip pencils, they can be worn all year round.   Purity is my fave as it's a perfect nude.  All but Sin and Pulse have a matte finish with Pulse having a sheerer glossy finish.  With the exception of Pulse, they are all very pigmented.   The formula is creamy and wears very comfortable which is what we are used to from the brand.  I don't see myself wearing the shade Stiletto as much as the others because I tend to stay away from reds.  I think this is a great value set if you're looking to purchase a few Nudestix's.  However, each lippie is sold separately.  You can purchase the set and individual pencils on Nudestix.com and Sephora.com.  I also have a discount code
"MYBEAUTYFAVS10" that you can use to receive 10% off the brand's site.

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What's your favourite Nudestix?

Samantha 

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